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  • Introduction to Computer Assisted Reporting, 3rd edition | Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
    the course Priority will be given to journalists who work as reporters in the field and who show interest in applying investigative journalism techniques Course description This course is designed for journalists who work full time in print electronic or online media and who are interested in applying investigative journalism techniques on issues of depth The course covers various techniques of computer assisted reporting demonstrating most used calculations advanced searches creation and analysis of databases with detailed statements The course consists of four modules with one module per week The modules include booklets with matters pertaining to the techniques discussed flash lessons exemplifying and demonstrating these techniques additional text references and practical exercises Several concepts will be discussed weekly and all content will be offered online Participants can choose the hours of access to the course that are most convenient to them taking into account their personal schedule and work Students who complete the course successfully will receive a certificate from the Knight Center Instructor Information José Roberto de Toledo a journalist graduated from the School of Communications and Arts at USP in 1986 He worked for 13 years in the newspaper Folha de S Paulo where he covered the Constituent Congress and Collor s impeachment He also has done international coverage and was editor of the column Panel and a special reporter Since 1996 he has specialized in CAR techniques developing advanced methods for research on the Internet analyzing polls and adapting North American techniques of use of spreadsheets and databases to the Brazilian reality Since 2000 he has served as is director of the agency PrimaPagina which produces journalistic content for third parties During this period he created and directed for five years the Newspaper of the Earth a multimedia newspaper for the portal Terra He was one

    Original URL path: https://www.knightcenter.utexas.edu/course/introduction-computer-assisted-reporting-3rd-edition (2015-06-25)
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  • Electoral Coverage Techniques and Tips: How to Understand and Analyze Election Polls, 2nd, Webinar | Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
    help journalists prepare for the Oct 3 general election for the presidency all 27 governors and members of the chamber of deputies senate and state legislatures The webinar will examine how surveys are made why they work even with a relatively small sample and common errors in their use It will also introduce and explain how to calculate margin of error and confidence interval and the use of charts and tables Instructor Information Toledo one of the founders of the Brazilian Association for Investigative Journalism ABRAJI is a pioneer in the use of Computer Assisted Reporting in Brazil and writes about election polling for O Estado de São Paulo Tags 2010 Electoral Coverage Techniques and Tips How to Understand and Analyze Election Polls José Roberto de Toledo Portuguese webinar Headlines from our blog JOURNALISM IN THE AMERICAS Venezuelan journalist says police beat and humiliate her forced her to take off her clothes Jun 24 Sentence of 18 months in prison for defamation upheld for directors of Chilean weekly Jun 24 Suspect in killing of pregnant Venezuelan journalist returned from Colombia Jun 22 Knight Center offers again the online course on data visualization and infographics with D3 js Sign up now

    Original URL path: https://www.knightcenter.utexas.edu/course/electoral-coverage-techniques-and-tips-how-understand-and-analyze-election-polls-2nd-webinar (2015-06-25)
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  • Electoral Coverage Techniques and Tips: How to Understand and Analyze Election Polls, Webinar | Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
    journalist who works full time in print electronic or online media who will be covering the upcoming elections in Brazil Priority will be given to candidates who work as field reporters and demonstrate an interest in using investigative journalism techniques for electoral coverage Access to an internet connection for two hours to participate in the live webinar Instructor Information José Roberto de Toledo graduated from the School of Communications and Arts at the University of São Paulo in 1986 During 13 years at the newspaper Folha de São Paulo he covered the Constituent Congress and Collor s impeachment did international reporting was editor of the column Panel and a special reporter Since 1996 he has specialized in CAR techniques developing advanced methods for research on the Internet analyzing polls and adapting North American use of spreadsheets and databases to the Brazilian reality Since 2000 he has served as director of the agency PrimaPagina which produces journalistic content for third parties During this period he created and directed the Newspaper of the Earth a multimedia newspaper for the portal Terra for five years He was one of the founders of ABRAJI Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism and has been their courses and projects coordinator since 2007 He has taught CAR courses for Brazilian journalists since 2003 as a Knight Center instructor and ECA USP visiting professor He is the co author of Era FHC A Balance Election Persuasion and Marketing and is the organizer of a series of books for Editora Brasiliense called SP21 Course announcement Tags 2010 Electoral Coverage Techniques and Tips How to Understand and Analyze Election Polls José Roberto de Toledo Portuguese webinar Headlines from our blog JOURNALISM IN THE AMERICAS Venezuelan journalist says police beat and humiliate her forced her to take off her clothes Jun 24

    Original URL path: https://www.knightcenter.utexas.edu/course/electoral-coverage-techniques-and-tips-how-understand-and-analyze-election-polls-webinar (2015-06-25)
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  • Biblioteca Virtual | Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
    journalist says police beat and humiliate her forced her to take off her clothes Jun 24 Sentence of 18 months in prison for defamation upheld for directors of Chilean weekly Jun 24 Suspect in killing of pregnant Venezuelan journalist returned from Colombia Jun 22 Knight Center offers again the online course on data visualization and infographics with D3 js Sign up now Jun 18 New project aims to make independent

    Original URL path: https://www.knightcenter.utexas.edu/en/block/biblioteca-virtual (2015-06-25)
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  • Austin Forum 2009 | Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
    to take off her clothes Jun 24 Sentence of 18 months in prison for defamation upheld for directors of Chilean weekly Jun 24 Suspect in killing of pregnant Venezuelan journalist returned from Colombia Jun 22 Knight Center offers again the online course on data visualization and infographics with D3 js Sign up now Jun 18 New project aims to make independent news more accessible for Cubans Jun 18 Ecuadoran newspaper

    Original URL path: https://www.knightcenter.utexas.edu/austin-forum-2009 (2015-06-25)
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  • Knight Center and OSI publish free online book on digital journalism and democracy | Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
    on journalists The report also includes proposals for collaborating on training business models for investigative journalism and publishing news and content on mobile platforms Along with the analysis the report includes the specific experiences of representatives from innovative digital journalism initiatives from the region These include the AlterPresse news agency Haiti the exclusively online media outlet La Silla Vacía The Empty Seat Colombia the hyperlocal site SoloLocal Only Local Argentina the armed conflict analysis project Verdad Abierta Open Truth Colombia Latin America s first online only newspaper El Faro The Lighthouse El Salvador and the multimedia opinion oriented journalism outlet El Búho The Owl Peru Already many Austin Forum participants have begun to incorporate the digital journalism techniques discussed at the forum into their work Attendees have started new multimedia projects upgraded existing sites and found ways to increasingly incorporate social media into their work Several months have passed since the Forum but Franco says the content of the report still feels fresh It is likely that a figure or two has changed over the last several months but the essential concepts of the report remain relevant he says Franco has 24 years of journalism experience and has dedicated the last 10 years to digital journalism and the internet He worked throughout his career for Casa Editorial El Tiempo CEET owner of the El Tiempo daily newspaper and eltiempo com Colombia s most visited domestic website From 2000 to 2008 Franco worked as the New Media Content Manager at CEET and as the managing editor of eltiempo com Franco is currently a consulter writer and teacher who has authored publications and lead workshops classes and research projects for organizations like the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas the New Ibero American Journalism Foundation and the Poynter Institute among others

    Original URL path: https://www.knightcenter.utexas.edu/knight-center-and-osi-publish-free-online-book-digital-journalism-and-democracy (2015-06-25)
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  • Austin Forum has repercussions in online journalism through the Americas | Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
    Colombia s ongoing armed conflict Photos videos testimonials statistics and other information have been incorporated into the site s Reconstructing section which aims to recount victims personal stories We have tried to apply what we learned in Austin Molinares said First I believe that now we are thinking about linking users to the development of the site via social networks looking for them to tell us what they want to know about the process of justice and peace with the paramilitaries but also motivating them to use the content and reproduce it among their friends He also said they have made changes to the site s design making it clean clear navigable and user friendly beyond including all of the multimedia parts with videos and audio Similarly Austin Forum representative Carolina Fuentes of CNN Chile is pushing for a project that integrates online technologies and citizen journalism The site called Ventana Abierta Open Window would be directed at under represented Chilean communities allowing community members to actively participate in content creation Online technologies Fuentes said have made a huge difference in the amount of news CNN Chile can disseminate in just three hours of news each day Now thanks to tools like Twitter we can transmit 18 more stories every three hours than what we did before she said People receive more information processed and put into context by the producer than what they could receive before For Fuentes the most important part of the Austin Forum was feeling there was no competition between the digital world and journalism but rather with creativity both worlds can work together mutually supporting each other and in the end offering more and better information for people Carlos Dada of El Salvador who also took part in the Austin Forum likewise has found ways

    Original URL path: https://www.knightcenter.utexas.edu/austin-forum-has-repercussions-online-journalism-through-americas (2015-06-25)
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  • Program: 7th Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas | Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
    Rehnfeldt FOPEP Paraguay Peter Richards Assoc of Caribbean Media Workers Trinidad Tobago 3 30 3 45 p m Coffee Break 3 45 5 30 p m The impact of digital technologies on investigative journalism the new wave of Internet based watchdog journalism in the Americas Moderated by Mark Horvit Investigative Reporters Editors U S A Brant Houston Investigative News Network U S A José Roberto de Toledo ABRAJI Brazil Monica Gonzalez CIPER Chile Gustavo Gorriti IDL Peru Gabriel Michi FOPEA Argentina John Dinges CIINFO U S A 5 30 6 00 p m The other side of digital technologies how governments use technology to spy on journalists and human rights advocates the case of Colombia Special presentation by Hollman Morris SATURDAY SEPT 12 2009 9 00 10 30 a m Media online How are new and old models working on the Internet Are we experimenting enough Moderated by Dilmar Rosas CELAP Panama Carlos Dada El Faro El Salvador Gotson Pierre AlterPresse Haiti Juanita León La Silla Vacia Colombia César Molinares Verdad Abierta Colombia Mabel Cáceres El Búho Peru 10 30 10 45 a m Coffee break 10 45 a m 12 00 p m Giving voice to the citizenry Are blogs social media and citizenjournalism making any difference Moderated by Ricardo Trotti IAPA U S A Georgia Popplewell Global Voices On Line Luis Carlos Díaz Gentedeapie com Venezuela Sandra Crucianelli SoloLocal info Argentina Luz María Helguero Provincial Journalists Network Peru 12 00 p m Lunch 1 00 2 15 p m The impact of digital technologies on video production and distribution Are we prepared for the growth of video audience on the Web and on cell phones Moderator Cecilia Alvear NAHJ U S A Ana Carlos Entrémosle a Guate Guatemala Carlos Cárdenas Red TV Peru Hollman Morris Contravía Colombia Carolina

    Original URL path: https://www.knightcenter.utexas.edu/program-7th-austin-forum-journalism-americas (2015-06-25)
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